Heskey Set To Exit Aston Villa

Striker will leave Villa but doesn't plan on retiring any time soon.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

Striker Emile Heskey has revealed that he is now looking for a new club after his contract with Aston Villa wasn't renewed.

The former England player has now stated that he may be interested in moving back to old club Leicester City, saying: "There's a possibility that might happen. I'm not going to turn anything down, I'll look at anything."

Speaking to BBC Sport, the 34-year-old admitted that he has engaged in no discussions with his current club concerning the renewal of his contract, saying: "I haven't got a club to be honest. Obviously, my contract is up, so I just take it day by day and see what crops up.

"But I want to carry on playing. I'm 34, I still feel I can play so I don't see why I need to retire just now. I still want to play at Premier League level. From when I started, I always said I wanted to play at the highest level wherever that might be. You always strive for that."

Heskey made 61 appearances for the England national side and has scored 153 goals in 712 of his matches for Leicester, Birmingham City, Liverpool, Wigan and Villa, who have had a difficult season after flirting with the relegation zone for much of it.

Speaking of Villa's poor season Heskey said: "It's been very difficult for us, with such a lot of injuries, but we've got on with it.

"It has been difficult, missing Darren Bent and our captain Stan Petrov. Just having him on the pitch at times is a massive boost to the lads and we've missed him since he's been having his own battle [with leukaemia].

"Sometimes when you get into a bit of a rut, your head gets down and you can't find yourselves getting out of it. But we've stuck together to push ourselves forward."